Cool Stuff – Food

24 of the World’s Sexiest Burgers

All week we’re posting the best burgers across the Interwebs on my Facebook page. There’s nothing more satisfying than munching down on a delicious juicy burger. From a dinosaur kale patty to a traditional baconater there are so many ways to dress your buns. I have 24 of the World’s Sexiest Burgers to get your stomach growling and hopefully your grill fired up this summer.

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10 Cocktails to Make You Fall in Love with Whiskey

There’s something about a good cocktail, especially one made with whiskey. Here are some of my favorite whiskey finds from Pinterest. Speaking of, are you following me on Pinterest yet? You can find all of my favorite things there. Do it! It’s where the magic happens. The Gold Rush. What’s the gold? Honey.  Whiskey Slushie. Do I need to say more? Whiskey Cranberry Slushie. This cocktail is a fruity take […]

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Video: Farmer’s Cheese

I have several homemade cheese recipes on this website as well as in my latest book “Modern Pioneering.” Well, I thought I’d also show you how to make it on video, since we all learn so differently don’t we… Here is the recipe for this cheese in case you want to make it ASAP after watching this video: Homemade Farmers Cheese

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Venison Chili

I love a good chili recipe. Even with the weather warming up, there is something special about a hearty bowl of chili at a summer cookout. Plus, when you have a pot of chili on the stove, your whole house will smell amazing. As you can see, a delicious chili recipe takes just a few ingredients… But I promise it’s so worth it to go foraging into your pantry for […]

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Creamy Rice Pudding

Learn how to make my Creamy Rice Pudding recipe! It’s part of my #ModernPioneering YouTube Series which you can subscribe to for free. I think you’ll enjoy this easy, old fashioned, classic Rice Pudding because it is a one-pot-method and a comforting indulgence. I’d love to hear your feedback and learn how you like the Modern Pioneering series! I have several other delightful rice based recipes you may like also, […]

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Video: Rice Balls Stuffed with Fontina Cheese

I’m happy to share another installment of my free Modern Pioneering series. Have you subscribed yet? I think you’re going to love them and can’t wait to hear your feedback and learn how you like the recipes! These rice balls stuffed with fontina cheese are the perfect party snack. So simple to make yet so decadent.  Rice Balls Stuffed with Fontina Cheese:   Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s free […]

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Pheasant Primavera

The birds and the bees and the springtime greens. I love how colorful everything from my backyard to my plate becomes when spring, finally, arrives. This is a great welcome to spring dish–you have the heartiness of the pasta, paired with the freshness and crunch of the colorful springtime veggies. You know what else pairs spectacularly with pasta and veggies? Pheasant! You know what I still have a ton of […]

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Video: Brown Rice Cornbread

Moist, sweet yellow cornbread or white cornbread that tastes like it’s straight from grandma’s kitchen. Today I am posting one of my Modern Pioneering video series for one of my favorite cornbread recipes, brown rice cornbread, straight from Grandma Pellegrini. I think you’re going to love it and can’t wait to hear your feedback on the video!  Video: Brown Rice Cornbread   Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s […]

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Wild Game for Picky Eaters

Some people are surprised by the amount and variety of wild game in my diet. Boar, duck, quail, and, especially, squirrel, aren’t the most common proteins on peoples’ plates, but I’m out to change that! Most of the people I cook for are pretty adventurous eaters, luckily for me. Not every cook is so blessed. I wanted to give some helpful hints to those of you who are up for […]

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Pheasant Confit

To “confit” something, is to cure it in salt and then cook it slowly in fat. It makes the meat buttery and fall off the bone. Is there anything that sounds more glorious than that? It is common to see it done with duck legs, and other muscular cuts of meat, but here I’ve done it with a slew of pheasant legs that I brought back from my women’s Adventure […]

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